This is the finished wedding cake... my very first wedding cake!!
Yesterday my new cake pans were delivered and I immediately put them to work. Let me emphasize, I am not a professional. I have zero training in cake-making. None. at. all.
But I've been making them since I was a teenager and I love doing it. Well, since my baby brother decided that he wanted me to make his wedding cake (above)...my first-ever wedding cake, I've been studying, reading, and practicing every chance I get.
When my pans arrived yesterday, I immediately wanted to play with them. And since my brother and very sweet soon-to-be sister-in-law haven't decided between Marshmallow Fondant and Buttercream...I decided to bake 2 miniature cakes for them to look at.
Before I trick you into thinking I actually finished two cakes yesterday, let me say....I didn't. But maybe I'll make more progress today.
In the meantime, here's what I did get done. Did get done? Is that grammatically correct? It sounds funny.
Anyway. First, I tried out a new recipe for wedding cake. Boxed cake mix is yummy, but way too soft for a multi-tiered wedding cake.
However, instead of making them completely from scratch, I'm going halfway. My best friend Kathy had a relative in Louisiana who used to bake and sell cakes and she shared this recipe with me a few months ago! It's delicious, durable, and easy to make so here you go!!Print
*If you want a pure white (no egg whites or dyes from the pudding, check out this True White Cake (White Almond Sour Cream Cake) recipe.
**Pillsbury Cake mixes are my brand of choice for white, yellow, butter and strawberry cakes. When I do chocolate cake, I use Duncan Hines and when I do carrot cake, it's Betty Crocker.
*** (Update September 2012) Pillsbury has changed their box mixes to a size of 15.25 ounces. Because I'm so set in my ways and amounts for pans and recipes, I opt to buy extra cake mixes and weigh then add in an extra 3 ounces of cake mix to each recipe. Does that make sense? Check out my post here for more details.
Do you have any questions about this cake? Please leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer and help out!